Girdled Mining Bee - Andrena labiata


Tergites 2 and 3 are a bright brick red.

Identification difficulty

Sandy areas predominantly open grassland and edges of scrub and woodland.

When to see it

Early May to late June.

Life History

The species is well known to be strongly associated with speedwells but it forages from many other plants.

UK Status

Very local and mainly coastal it is found throughout southern England to north Yorkshire and Wales. Possibly increasing in numbers.

VC55 Status

Uncommon in Leicestershire and Rutland.

be our species champion

Leicestershire & Rutland Map


Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

UK Map